Two Offices-Elder & Deacon

The Bible's teaching on the subject of church leadership is found in 1 Timothy 3:1-16 and Titus 1:5-9. As a result of these scriptures, we have appointed Elders and Deacons to serve in this capacity.

Elders

The Scriptures show that the Elders "serve by leading" and that their responsibility involves the spiritual oversight of the congregation. Their responsibilities entail the following:

Doctrine

To ensure that the doctrine of the church is biblically sound.

Direction

To provide direction for Lifebridge Church based on our vision, purpose, and values.

Discipline

To administer with love and humility the process of church discipline and call to holy living as outlined in Matthew 18:15-20; Galatians 6:1-4; Titus 3:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15; 1 Timothy 5:17-25; 1 Corinthians 5; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 and Romans 16:17.

Deacons

The Bible teaches that Deacons "lead by serving" (Acts 6).